Urban Outfitters Spring Sales!

Sharing some exciting SALE news: Urban Outfitters is running a TON of sale promotions throughout the months of April and May…and I’ve rounded up tons of favorites to refresh your spring (…and soon-to-be summer) wardrobe! Like 25% off graphic tees & shorts (how fun are those plant and floral tees above?) and 50% off hundreds of styles (*flash sale* today only!). I’ll be sharing more sale news on my Instagram feed over the next month, so be sure and follow along here + watch my IG stories for the full scoop.

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A big thank you to Urban Outfitters for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Our 10 Favorite Baby Items

I’ll admit, before having Jude, we got a LOT of “stuff” for the baby. After having Jude, Blake and I quickly realized you really don’t need all the gadgets that the Internet tells you to buy. In fact, you don’t really need that much “stuff” in general to have a happy, well taken care of baby. My mom went with me to do my baby registry and she was pretty adamant about what we’d actually use vs. what is more of a trend (…and a waste of money…). I sort of feel like the baby industry is very much like the wedding industry…you prep and purchase “all the things” because you think you need them, but then once you have the baby or finish the wedding day, you figure out very fast what is necessary and what’s not. So! These are the 10 things we swear by for Jude. Every baby is different and what works for us may be entirely different from what works for others…but here are our top 10 favorite baby items…

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Transitional Favorites with Backcountry

Hello, transitional weather! We’re inching our way to spring and it’s making me so excited about spending more time outside – and also adding a few key pieces to my wardrobe. Lightweight jackets, a cute new backpack (…that could also double as a diaper bag these days – and Blake could wear it, too), the comfiest sandals (I own both of the pairs of Birkenstocks featured above and OMG they’re the best) and more everyday accessories. A new season is reason enough to scoop up your favorites!

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1. PATAGONIA MICROPUFF HOODED JACKET / 2. PATAGONIA RADALIE INSULATED JACKET / 3. NORTH FACE THERMOBALL JACKET / 4. ARC’TERYX ATOM LT JACKET / 5. COLUMBIA LAKE 22 DOWN JACKET 6. SEYCHELLES ANKLE BOOTIES / 7. FREE PEOPLE ROYALE FLATS / 8. PENDLETON BLANKET / 9. NIXON WATCH / 10. RAY BAN SUNGLASSES / 11. BRIXTON FEDORA HAT / 12. GRANADA BIRKENSTOCK SANDALS / 13. YARA BIRKENSTOCK SANDALS / 14. FJALLRAVEL BACKPACK 15. FILSON RANGER BACKPACK

A big thank you to Backcountry for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Cozy Gift Guide For The Gals

Hello, gift guide season! If there’s one gift that keeps on giving, it’s anything c-o-z-y! Perhaps the most overused word in the blogger world during the holidays (ha!), but for good reason…cozy things make you feel AMAZING and HAPPY. I don’t know about y’all, but the older I get the more of a homebody I become. I stand by the power of a pair of Ugg slippers (happy feet year round…what’s not to love?) or a calming face mask (100% yes to a pamper sesh!).

1 essential oil diffuser 2 printed throw blanket 3 fresh rose petal face mask 4 ugg slippers 5 pf candle co. 6 madewell pajama set 7 jade roller 8 free people blanket scarf 9 bobeau jogger pants 10 crosby record player 11 pom pom throw pillow

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Best Black Friday Sales

 

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Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I woke up extra early this morning (thanks to Watson & Lu…!), so I figured I’d get a head start on all the Black Friday sales that are currently in full swing. I’ll be updating this list throughout the weekend, so be sure to check back daily for new sales added! 🙂 In the meantime, enjoy shopping my favorite finds above and feel free to scope out my full list of awesome retailer sales below. Happy shopping, XO!

URBAN OUTFITTERS: Buy One Get One 50% off

NORDSTROM: Up to 60% off

BACKCOUNTRY: 40% off select styles

SHOPBOP: Buy More Save More (up to 75% off sale items)

MADEWELL: 25% your purchase (site-wide!) with code DEALWITHIT

J.CREW: 40% off site-wide with code TOGETHER 

ABERCROMBIE: 50% off site-wide & free shipping!

 

HOME DECOR:

WEST ELM: Buy More Save More up to 30% off

LULU & GEORGIA: 25% off site-wide

WAYFAIR: Up to 80% off

CB2: 15% off full-priced items & free shipping

POTTERY BARN: 25% off site-wide & free shipping

OVERSTOCK: Up to 70% off

 


What I’m Loving From The NSale

After spending an unreasonable amount of time sorting through nearly every page of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – I have found my top 10 favorites to scoop up before they’re gone! The deals above are SO good and feature major discounts on new fall clothing, shoes and accessories. I know it may seem crazy to shop for cardigans in July, but once we hit fall I assure you every item will be put to good use. Time to shop to your hearts content – especially since the best stuff goes so fast during this sale! Excited to share my top 10 picks with y’all – happy shopping, gals!

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1. BP Exposed Seam Sweater ($31, reg. $49 – fit TTS)
2. Madewell Elinor Loafer Mule ($98, reg. $148)
3. Shiraleah Fringe Scarf ($21, reg. $33)
4. Free People Ripped High Waist Ankle Jeans ($51, reg. $89 – fit TTS)
5. BP Brice Notched Ankle Booties ($79, reg. $119)
6. Treasure & Bond Easy Throw On Cardigan ($58, reg. $89)
7. BP Plaid Shirt ($31, reg. $49 – fit TTS)
8. Patagonia Pullover ($88, reg. $120 – order size up if you want to layer)
9. Zella Live-In Leggings ($35, reg. $64 – fit TTS, I wear XS)
10. Adidas Flashback Sneakers ($47, reg. $90)


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access!

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is HERE! From July 12th – July 19th, Nordstrom cardholders (I have a debit card and it’s awesome!) get to shop their best sale of the year before it’s open to the public. My recommendation? Getchu a Nordies card and hit the sale because these items go quick! Madewell, Free People, Patagonia…just to name a few of my favorite brands in the sale. Watson and I started brewing our coffee at 4am so I could peruse the site and pick out my favorites for y’all…as always, I’m here to make your online shopping a breeze! ENJOY some amazing deals and please comment below with what you purchase…I love hearing about it!! XOXO

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SWEATERS & CARDIGANS: FREE PEOPLE SWEATER / TOPSHOP COLORBLOCK SWEATER / BP THERMAL TOP / SOCIALITE THERMAL TOP / MADEWELL RYDER CARDIGAN / FREE PEOPLE SATURDAY MORNING CARDIGAN

JEANS & PANTS: MADEWELL FENTON JEANS / TOPSHOP WIDE LEG PANTS / FREE PEOPLE JEANS / LEITH TIE WAIST PANTS

DRESSES & ROMPERS: LEITH SWEATER STRAP DRESS / BP FLORAL ROMPER

JACKETS: MADEWELL TRENCH COAT / BB DAKOTA DRAPED FRONT JACKET / BP LONG DENIM JACKET / BLANKNYC MOTO JACKET / LEVI’S UTILITY JACKET

SHOES: BP ANKLE BOOTIES IN CHESTNUT / BP ANKLE BOOTIES IN NUTBUCK / MADEWELL SLIDES / ADIDAS SNEAKERS / SEYCHELLES OLIVE SLIDES / HALOGEN BLACK MULES

HANDBAGS: MADEWELL BUCKET BAG / LONGCHAMP TOTE BAG / TORY BURCH HANDBAG / MADEWELL TRANSPORT MINI TOTE

ACTIVE WEAR: PATAGONIA ZIP NANO JACKET / PATAGONIA PULLOVER / ZELLA LIVE-IN LEGGINGS / NIKE LOGO TANK

 


What’s In My (Summer) Makeup Bag

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As I get deeper into the world of blogging, I’ve been exposed to a lot of different makeup brands that I probably wouldn’t have found on my own while strolling around Sephora. I used to be the person who swore off foundation or eyebrow powder, but in 2014 I was a newbie to the makeup world (…and in comparison to my fellow fashion bloggers, I probably still am…!) and was terribly afraid of layering up makeup in fear of looking (and feeling) unlike myself. However, by 2018 I’ve experimented a bit more and found some tried and trues I keep buying over and over again – and I’m super excited to share with y’all!

That said, you’ve likely seen a few of these brands mentioned on my blog before (hey there, Supergoop!), and I’m also including some new ones that have made the cut over the years. Sooo, let’s get to it! Ps. Sharing these items in order of how I apply them – start to finish…

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6 Shoes I’ll Be Wearing All Summer

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As you have probably gathered…I have a strong affinity for tan, brown, dark brown, light brown – aaaall the browns on the color spectrum – shoes. I try my hardest to branch out and put the black pair in my shopping cart, but just before I click “confirm payment” my heartstrings are pulled and I’ve swapped the black woven mules for the brown pair. Immediately, I feel relief. 😉 (Anyone else try to push their “style boundaries” only to run back to your ‘ol reliables? That’s me, all day long!). I know I’m like a broken record about this color, whether it’s for shoes or handbags, but I really just love the warm tones and how a pair of perfect brown/tan/cognac (whatever the word!) adds such an approachable and casual feel to an outfit. Sometimes black can seem too harsh or severe when I’m slipping on my shoes with an outfit, but my trusty brown shoe collection feels less intense and more “me.” If you follow me on the ‘gram, you’ve likely seen quite a few of these kicks before, but I figured a summer shoes roundup was in order to properly give them the spotlight they deserve! 😉 From a summer wedding, to a baby shower, to a date or even a grocery run – these shoes can do it all!

Sharing six ways to wear these fab shoes below…

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1 MADEWELL ANKLE WRAP SANDALS / 2 MARC FISHER WEDGES / 3 FREE PEOPLE SANDALS / 4 STEVE MADDEN BLOCK HEELS / 5 FORTRESS OF INCA HEELS / 6 JEFFREY CAMPBELL WOVEN MULES


Roundup: Best Weekend Sales

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Hope y’all are having a wonderful long weekend! Blake and I have been busy spending time with family (my dad was in town this weekend, hooray!) and watching aaaall the crazy basketball playoff games. Tonight’s another big one (…eek! Obvs I’m putting all my positive juju towards the Houston Rockets!), and while we watch, I’ll be putting my multitasking skills to the test as I online shop all of the AMAZING weekend sales. (…True story: I’m a pro by now 😉 ). We don’t have cable, otherwise I would 100% be flipping back and forth between The Bachelor season premiere (…although Blake might be fighting me for the remote haha). I did some sale research this afternoon and rounded up my favorites from a few of my go-to retailers… enjoy some summer shopping, gals!

URBAN OUTFITTERS – EXTRA 30% OFF ALL SALE ITEMS 

J. CREW – 40% OFF YOUR PURCHASE & FREE SHIPPING (use code GETAWAY)

MADEWELL – 20% OFF DRESSES (use code PRETTYPLEASE)

ANTHROPOLOGIE – EXTRA 40% OFF SALE ITEMS

BACKCOUNTRY – UP TO 50% OFF SALE + 20% OFF ONE FULL PRICED ITEM

NET-A-PORTER – UP TO 50% OFF SELECT ITEMS (omg designer handbags!)